Back pain is considered chronic if it lasts three months or longer. Dr Gautam Arora Neurologist and Pain Management Specialist.
DELHI, INDIA, June 12, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Chronic back pain is usually age-related, but can also result from a prior injury. The most common causes include:
Arthritis of the spine —the gradual thinning of the cartilage inside the spine
Spinal stenosis —narrowing of the spinal canal that may lead to nerve pain
Disc problems, such as a herniated or bulging disc
Myofascial pain syndrome—unexplained muscle pain and tenderness
Try these tips to relieve back pain without surgery
1. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet
Studies have suggested that an anti-inflammatory diet can be just as effective at treating back pain as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
2. Get enough calcium
Calcium is key for strong teeth and bones, and getting enough (along with vitamin D) can relieve back pain caused by conditions that affect bone mass and strength, such as osteoporosis.
3. Achieve a healthy weight
Carrying extra weight can significantly strain your back muscles and spine.
4. Ask your doctor about biofeedback
In recent years, biofeedback – a type of mind-body technique that uses electrical sensors to help you make subtle changes in your body.
5. Practice mindfulness
Mindfulness and meditation are well-known therapies to relieve stress and anxiety. However, some research suggests mindfulness might reduce the intensity of low back pain and improve back function in the short term.
6. Practice yoga
Regardless of the type and severity of your back pain, yoga can significantly reduce your symptoms. Some patients are able to avoid pain medication and surgery altogether.
7. Move more
You might be tempted to take a break from all physical activity when your back hurts, but doing so actually can make the pain worse.
8. Quit smoking
Smoking inhibits blood flow and prevents tissue throughout the body from getting oxygen and nutrients, which can cause the spine and back muscles to weaken.
Dr Gautam Arora MBBS MD DM
Neurologist and Pain Management Specialist
Block A 90 Kamla Nagar Delhi North India
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